1) If you make this change will it affect performance if the connection problem is repaired?
It is unclear to me what the problem is. I find the explanation, that the link to ESO servers, is broken when some people can sign on with out making changes or using the patch. There is no good solution for me (although I have dled and installed the patch) since I do not have a clear sense of what the caused the problem. There is a work around but that work around is similar (at my level of understanding) to using a bandaid to stop bleeding when one isn't sure what caused the bleeding.
My approach to these problems is to ask questions and see if the answers are consistent. I asked eaglemut (*) on reddit about the apparent ability for some people to be able to log on with standard while most can not. I would paraphrase his answer as 'it works'. That answer does not deal with the discrepancy. 2) Why is log in failing? 3) Will it likely to be repaired by MSFT? 4) Does the 'savorybeef driver edit' affect prospective repairs by MSFT?
There will be a population problem since most people who use the game will not dl an ESOC patch. I think people were not aware of the patch. It is my view that most people will not get past the intial virus warning when you instal the ESOC patch. There has to be some awareness of the need to get the patch adopted by a broad spectrum of players. I think that the ESOC response has been very good - eaglemut (*) and musket923 reddit entries; interjections youtube video; twitter announcement; and the ESOC forum entrie, e.g. savorybeef. This is a problem for me as I am a 'low' level player. Yesterday I had no problems in making as I am well enough known to be able to find other players. The pop level never went above 270 and the circa 20 games were divided about 50% between patch and non patch.
NB: I have a few questions (4) that are numbered for convenience. Please feel free to answer them.
ED 13:32 UTC (*) The post has been edited to correct the reference to eaglemut in a reddit message.In a previous post I used the wrong name. Sorry.
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